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Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus Will Reopen in 1970 with 300 Beds

Some 300 beds will be available in the restored Hadassah Hospital on Mount Scopus when it is reopened in 1970, according to Dr. Kalman Mann, director-general of the Hadassah Medical Organization. The hospital had been closed from 1948 when Jordanian forces seized the Old City of Jerusalem during the War of Independence and barred access to Scopus until June. 1967 when Israeli forces took the city.

Dr. Mann said that the renovated hospital will serve mainly residents of East Jerusalem in place of a government hospital in that part of Jerusalem. All members of the staff of the government hospital will be re-employed by Hadassah either at the medical center at Ein Karem or on Mount Scopus. This arrangement will bring to five percent the proportion of Arab personnel employed by Hadassah. Dr. Mann said.